US game show Jeopardy! is one of my all-time favorite TV show formats, so it is great to have two major Jeopardy! stories to discuss in today's newsletter.

Stephen Fry to host UK Jeopardy!

In the UK, where the tedious The Chase is the best trivia game they've got, Stephen Fry is set to host a revival of the game show for ITV. It will be the fourth time that the UK has tried to find a local Jeopardy! series an audience after one series in the 80s for Channel 4, an ITV effort in 1990-92,  and a series on Sky between 1995-96.

The new version is planned as an hour-long daytime game with 20 episodes initially commissioned. It is one of several rebooted formats in the UK with new versions of Gladiators, Big Brother, and Survivor coming soon.

Jeopardy! reboot confirmed at ITV as Stephen Fry revealed as host | Radio Times
Hit US game show Jeopardy!, which previously aired in the UK in the 1980s, is being revived by ITV.

Australia finally gets daily new(er) episodes of Jeopardy!

Starting March 1 on streamer Binge, season 38 of the US Jeopardy! will screen daily. Season 38 is the first season to feature Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik as rotating hosts on the show. Currently the show is in season 39 in the US, so these episodes are a bit dated - but certainly fresher than older episodes running on SBS with the late great Alex Trebek still hosting.

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  • When Netflix stream its first live special this weekend, the Chris Rock stand-up special will be bookended with a pre-show and post-show program. Like sports. Read: THR
  • Yesterday Netflix livestreamed the SAG Awards via its YouTube channel. The main stream for the show (it also ran a stream with closed captions) had just 230k viewers approx streaming the show - that is down by about a million viewers from recent years when it was broadcast on cable.
  • Cinema attendence is at 64% what it was pre-pandemic. Big hit movies like Avatar and Top Gun gloss over those long stretches without notable new product being released.  Read: The Streamable
  • The BBC are moving ahead with a second season of the UK version of reality format The Traitors. Read: C21
  • BBC and Amazon Prime Video is bringing back The Night Manager for a second season (as part of a 2-season order). Tom Hiddleston will return. Read: Deadline
  • Shonda Rhimes' white house murder-mystery show for Netflix The Residence has built up a pretty impressive cast. Announced: Andre Braugher, Uzo Aduba, Susan Kelechi Watson, Jason Lee, Ken Marino, Edwina Findley, Molly Griggs, Al Mitchell, Dan Perrault, Bronson Pinchot, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Mary Wiseman.

FUBAR, a new action comedy series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger debuts May 25 on Netflix. Just coincidence this trailer is debuting a day before the True Lies TV show (that doesn't star Schwarzenegger) debuts?

Ted Lasso returns to Apple TV+ for its third (and final?) season March 15.

The stop-motion Pokemon Concierge is coming soon to Netflix.

New series Mute debuts on Netflix this May.

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